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ASTM International - ASTM E415-08

Standard Test Method for Atomic Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2008
Status: inactive
Page Count: 9
ICS Code (Steels): 77.080.20
significance And Use:

This test method for the spectrometric analysis of metals and alloys is primarily intended to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 20 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels in the concentration ranges shown (Note 1).

Concentration Range, %
ElementApplicable Range, %

A

Quantitative Range, %

B

Aluminum0 to 0.0750.02 to 0.075
Arsenic0 to 0.10.05 to 0.1
Boron0 to 0.0070.002 to 0.007
Calcium0 to 0.0030.001 to 0.003
Carbon0 to 1.10.08 to 1.1
Chromium0 to 2.250.02 to 2.25
Cobalt0 to 0.180.008 to 0.18
Copper0 to 0.50.04 to 0.5
Manganese0 to 2.00.10 to 2.0
Molybdenum0 to 0.60.03 to 0.6
Nickel0 to 5.00.02 to 5.0
Niobium0 to 0.0850.02 to 0.085
Nitrogen0 to 0.0150.004 to 0.015
Phosphorous0 to 0.0850.02 to 0.085
Silicon0 to 1.150.07 to 1.15
Sulfur0 to 0.0550.01 to 0.055
Tin0 to 0.0450.01 to 0.045
Titanium0 to 0.20.004 to 0.2
Vanadium0 to 0.30.004 to 0.3
Zirconium0 to 0.050.02 to 0.05

A Applicable range in accordance with Guide E 1763 for results reported in accordance with Practice E 1950.

B Quantitative range in accordance with Practice E 1601.

Note 1-The concentration ranges of the elements listed have been established through cooperative testing of reference materials. Included, in addition to the original data of Test Method E 415 - 71, are data from cooperative testing of a broader range of reference materials to expand the element concentration ranges.

1.2 This test method covers analysis of specimens having a diameter adequate to overlap the bore of the spark stand opening (to effect an argon seal). The specimen thickness can vary significantly according to the design of the spectrometer stand, but a thickness between 10 mm and 38 mm has been found to be most practical.

1.3 This test method covers the routine control analysis in iron and steelmaking operations and the analysis of processed material. It is designed for chill-cast, rolled, and forged specimens. Better performance is expected when reference materials and specimens are of similar metallurgical condition and composition. However, it is not required for all applications of this standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

October 1, 2021
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 21 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels by spark atomic emission vacuum spectrometry in the mass fraction ranges...
May 15, 2017
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 21 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels by spark atomic emission vacuum spectrometry in the mass fraction ranges...
November 15, 2015
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 21 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels by spark atomic emission vacuum spectrometry in the mass fraction ranges...
March 1, 2014
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 20 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels by spark atomic emission vacuum spectrometry in the mass fraction ranges...
ASTM E415-08
June 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Atomic Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 20 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels in the concentration ranges shown (Note 1). Concentration Range, %...
January 1, 2005
Standard Test Method for Optical Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 20 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels in the concentration ranges shown (Note 1). Note 1 The concentration...
November 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Optical Emission Vacuum Spectrometric Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel
1.1 This test method covers the simultaneous determination of 18 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels in the concentration ranges shown (Note 1). Concentration Range, %...
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